Simon Maxwell

More aid? Yes - and use it to reshape aid architecture

More aid? Yes - and use it to reshape aid architecture, ODIOverseas Development Institute (London) Opinion 3, February 2002

The UK Chancellor has proposed doubling aid by creating an International Financing Facility. Good news – and we should use the opportunity to reconsider the international architecture for delivering aid. In fact, it would be remiss to double aid without considering the apparatus for delivering such large amounts of money. Efficiency and effectiveness are key considerations, but there are also fundamental principles at stake, to do with the accountability of aid organisations and the quality of the partnership between rich and poor nations. These generate some big questions, about the future of the World Bank, the role of the UN, and, for European donors, improving the quality of aid from the European Union................ (see link in title for full article)

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